Russia is the largest country in the world – it reaches from the shores of the Baltic Sea to the cliffs of the Pacific and from the Arctic to the Central Asian steppes. Some of the approximately 120,000 rivers and two million lakes are among the largest bodies of water on our planet. Many stretches of coast are picturesque, wild and mostly untouched by human activities.
High Arctic, ice covered wilderness in the north, tundra with sparse vegetation and then “further south” the wooded taiga stretch as far as the eye can see, merges into seemingly endless mixed forests and then making way for steppes and even deserts.
For diving and nature expeditions, for example, the majestic Baikal, the White Sea, the vast and barren Arctic, the endless Siberia and the far east of Kamchatka, as well as the island chain of the Kuril Islands offer possibilities difficult to imagine.
However, in many places logistics and infrastructure can give real challenges when organizing tours. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why many regions remain untouched by large-scale tourist activities.
But here too, our concept of expeditions for small or very small groups opens up a multitude of possibilities. Together with local partners, we offer a selection of exciting tours, for example diving in the deepest and oldest lake in the world, the Baikal. A terrific experience both in summer as a round trip on a safari ship and in winter under sometimes meter-thick ice.
Discovering the wild and unspoilt Russia often means giving up some luxuries.
However, by doing so it will open opportunities to visit previously little-known regions and experience real adventures.